Cory Stillman notched the game-winner against Tuukka Rask in a shootout as the Bruins took a 3-2 loss in third preseason game, their first at TD Garden.

 

Talking to reporters at TD Garden Saturday morning, Bruins forward Marc Savard addressed his status, having been sidelined with post-concussion syndrome. "I'm obviously a little ways a way," he said. "I'm taking my time this season. It's probably my own fault. I might have come back a little too soon last year." Savard suffered the concussion on March 7 after a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke, returning for the Bruins' second-round playoff series against Philadelphia.

 

When Bruins players took to Ristuccia Arena for voluntary captain's practice earlier in the month, so too did a young, yet experienced forward acquired in the offseason in a deal with the Panthers.



Marc Savard is set to address the media at 10:30 on Saturday morning. After a summer of speculation and rumors, Peter Chiarelli notified the media last Friday that Savard would miss the beginning of camp after shutting down his training due to symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.

 

Savard suffered the concussion on March 7 on a hit from Penguins forward Matt Cooke. He missed the remainder of the regular season before returning for the team's second-round matchup with the Flyers. 

 

It's tough to tell which installment of the "making sense of the Marc Savard situation" this may be, because quite frankly, there have been so many developments or rumors surrounding the center since the summer that one couldn't be blamed for losing count. Such is the nature with these things.



A night after beating the Canadiens in Montreal, the Bruins were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Panthers on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. David Booth led the scoring charge for the Panthers with a pair of goals, while former Bruin Dennis Wideman notched a tally of his own.  

 

Steve Kampfer and Jeff LoVecchio scored for the Bruins, whose preseason record fell to 1-1. The team continues its preseason schedule with a rematch with the Panthers at the Garden on Saturday. 

 

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton joined Dale & Holley on Thursday afternoon. As he prepares to play in the team's preseason game with the Panthers Thursday night, he took time to shed light on Tyler Seguin, who contributed an assist in the B's 4-2 victory over the Canadiens Wednesday. Seguin, chosen second overall in the NHL draft in June, has received plenty of attention since coming to Boston, but Thornton said his case is much different than that of top overall pick Taylor Hall.

 

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and the Bruins chased Montreal goalie Carey Price to win their preseason opener, 4-2 at the Bell Centre. The game featured a short-handed tally from each team, with Tuukka Rask making 36 saves in the victory. Price was replaced by Curtis Sanford, midway through the second period, but that may have been too late for the Habs.

 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday morning that the team released eight players from training camp: Adam Courchaine, Ryan Donald, Michael Hutchinson, Levi Nelson, Tyler Randell, Antoine Roussel, Jordan Smotherman and Cody Wild.

 

Donald, Smotherman and Roussel were released from their tryout agreements and will report to Providence Bruins training camp. Courchaine, Hutchinson, Nelson and Wild were assigned to Providence. Randell was returned to his junior team, the Kitchener Rangers.

 

Rivalries tend to access a specially reserved palette of emotions for people all across sports. Players step up their games, referees face further scrutiny, and fans slash tires.